Human Resources Analyst Salary (United States)

A relatively junior crowd, 56 percent of Human Resources Analysts have fewer than five years of experience under their belt and the average salary for the field is $50,529 annually. Compensation starts at $36,679 and can reach $72,576 per year. Residency and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Female Human Resources Analysts make up most of the field at 75 percent. The majority of Human Resources Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Human Resources Analyst Salary (?
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$37,272 - $72,065
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MEDIAN: $50,650
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Human Resources Analyst Salary (?
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$14.84 - $29.87
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,272 - $72,065  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,800  
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,679 - $72,576  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 744
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.84 - $29.87  
   
Overtime
$22.81 - $45.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,800  
   
Profit Sharing
$196.53 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,679 - $72,576  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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Job Description for Human Resources Analyst

A human resource analyst uses various techniques and computer programs to analyze data related to their organization's human resources department. They collect, analyze, and use this data to provide management with valuable information on how to attract better candidates, how to better motivate current employees, how to address current staffing issues, and how to meet laws and regulations related to staffing.
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Human Resources Analyst Tasks
  • Review, interpret and recommend changes to human resources policies.
  • Collect and analyze human resources data; track trends and developments in employee analyses.
  • Administer human resources functions, such as recruitment, reviews, compensation studies, leave and benefits administration.
  • May assist with payroll administration.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources Analyst

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Human Resources Analysts who transition into Human Resources (HR) Directors are seldom found, but they do earn an extra $27K per year. As Human Resources Analysts progress in their field, many go on to become Human Resources Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay is raised by $7,066 per year. Another common career choice for Human Resources Analysts is to move into a Human Resources (HR) Generalist role—oddly enough, this promotion comes with a pay cut of $4,292.

Human Resources Analyst Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Analyst

Human Resources Analysts seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in SQL, Human Resources Information System (HRIS), Project Management, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 20 percent, 9 percent, 8 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Spanish Language, Microsoft Word, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know Data Analysis and Human Resources Information System (HRIS).

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Human Resources Analysts, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. Salaries increase to $53K from around $49K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $58K after 10 to 20 years. After two decades on the job, Human Resources Analysts see salary growth dwindle, averaging $59K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 14 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; most of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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Los Angeles
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Cincinnati
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San Francisco
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Portland
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Chicago
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Atlanta
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National Average
$51,000
Nashville
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For Human Resources Analysts, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Los Angeles, New York, Cincinnati, and San Francisco also offer top salaries for Human Resources Analysts. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 21 percent, 17 percent, 16 percent, and 15 percent more, respectively. The lowest-paying market is Nashville, which sits 29 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

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Experience Affects Human Resources Analyst Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Human Resources Analyst Salaries

SQL
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Human Resources
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Data Analysis
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Benefits & Compensation
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Microsoft Access
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Oracle
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Microsoft Excel
0%
HTML
0%
National Average
$51,000
Microsoft Office
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Powerpoint
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Spanish Language
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%
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